Is it a boy or a girl?
This question often comes in the mind of the pregnant couple and they are curious to know about it. Not that they are not happy if it’s a girl or a boy, but just that they look forward to preparing for welcoming their newborn.
Selecting the color of the walls of the child’s nursery, type of furniture, and selection of clothes, make it more important for everyone to know about the gender of the child.
A study reveals that 75 to 81% of pregnant females wish to know the sex of the unborn child.(1)
The gender tests are mostly questionable and include ultrasound, blood test, folkloric philosophies, fetal heart rate, mom’s nipple, baking soda, Chinese calendar chart, and over the counter predictors. There is one more known as the ring gender test.
What Is The Ring Gender Test?
Ring gender test is a way to predict the sex of the unborn child. It is a unique test that not only determines the sex of the present fetus but can predict the number and sex of all the future children.
How Is The Ring Gender Test Performed?
Ring gender test is performed in two ways. In both cases, a string is threaded through a ring.
The elements used are:
- A ring that can be a mom’s wedding ring or another ring of comparable importance
- A string or a strand of hair
- A pregnant female
1st Method- Above The Belly Of Pregnant Female
The pregnant female is asked to lie down on a bed. A friend, partner or a family member can hang the threaded ring over the belly.
Wait for the ring to move on its own, which, it moves back and forth it can be a girl, or in a circle, it is a boy.
2nd Method- Over The Participants Left Hand
This test can be performed on a pregnant or a non-pregnant female. It determines how many children she would have.
Place the left hand of the female on a flat surface. Hold the threaded ring on top of the hand and bring the ring down to rest on the top of the hand.
Lift the ring gently swinging the ring between each finger, tracing the hand as you would while making turkey hand from the little finger to the thumb. Immediately trace it back form thumb to the little finger, ending from where you had begun.
The ring if swinging back and forth, the sex of the firstborn child is girls and if it is swinging in a circle it would be a boy.
Once the sex of the first child is revealed, bring the ring to rest on the top of the hand again and repeat the tracing process again.
The gender of the second child can be revealed if the ring swings in a circle or line.
Continue the test until the ring comes to a stop. As it stops, the test is complete and there are no more future babies to predict.
How Accurate Is The Ring Gender Test?
Many people believe the test to be accurate, as it had yielded true predictions.
The truth is, it is simply a type of guessing game that is played for amusement. There are various other ways people feel they can predict the sex of the fetus i.e. by looking at the shape of the belly or by looking at the fetal heart rate (more than 140bpm means a girl). There is no evidence to prove that these predictions are accurate.
A study found that a pregnant female with more than 12 years of prediction had correct gender prediction, 71 percent of times while those with fewer years of schooling had only 43 percent accurate predictions.(2)
Also, it is seen that the women mostly predict the gender of the baby correctly about 51 percent of times.(3)
There are medical testing that includes chronic villus sampling, amniocentesis, ultrasounds, and non-invasive prenatal testing that provide information about the sex of the unborn child.
These tests basically are meant for determining whether the baby has markers of Down syndrome, to diagnose the fetal location and for identifying fetal development concerns. But it can also reveal the baby’s sex.
There is no evidence that the ring gender test reveals the accurate result for the sex of the fetus. But plucking a hair from the head or playing with a thread and a ring is not harmful as well. It can be done just as an activity for amusement.